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Friday, April 30, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, April 30

Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas is being sued by a Queens woman who claims the judge borrowed $500,00 from her to pay off gambling debts and keep loansharks at bay.

Congressman Jose Serrano wants the MLB All Star game moved from Phoenix to protest Arizona's new immigration law.

Also on the Serrano front: the rep praised a new bill passed in the House yesterday that gives Puerto Rico, a longtime U.S. territory, the option of becoming a state.

Three lion cubs make their debut at the Bronx Zoo today. You can help name them by submitting suggestions to the Daily News here. 

An Emily Dickinson-themed garden show opens at the Botanical Garden today, an homage to the poet's passion for horticulture.

Environmental justice group Sustainable South Bronx scored a public health award from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Police are looking for the suspect in a March robbery at E. 187th and Grand Concourse.

More on the second lawsuit filed this week against Pedro Espada by the Attorney General's office, from the Village Voice's Tom Robbins. WCBS aslo interviews a whistleblower from Espada's Soundview clinic, who said employees were regularly used to do campaign work for the senator.

A new playground in  Longwood is modeled after a rotary printing press.

Horace Mann in Riverdale made a list of the nation's top 20 prep schools, compiled by Forbe's (NYC had seven schools on the list total).


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